Given Name YONG

GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
USAGE: Chinese, Korean
OTHER SCRIPTS: 勇, 永, etc. (Chinese), (Korean Hangul), , etc. (Korean Hanja)
PRONOUNCED: YUWNG (Chinese), YONG (Korean)  [details]

Meaning & History

From Chinese (yǒng) meaning "brave" or (yǒng) meaning "perpetual, eternal". This can also be a single-character Korean name, for example from the hanja meaning "brave". This name can be formed by other characters besides those listed here.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Yuu (Japanese), Dũng (Vietnamese)
OTHER READINGS: Isamu (Japanese)

Sources & References

  • Lin Shan, What's in a Chinese Name (1986)
Entry updated February 12, 2018